SPEC SELECT(TM) II spring selection software enables users to export a 2D drawing to a CAD drawing system for real-world prototyping. The program is a Windows-based one and works on any Windows or Windows NT system. SPEC SELECT II searches for products based on absolute values of length and load deflection, estimates spring cycle length for a specified application, sorts spring features based on criteria selected by the user, and exports graphics and product data to a CAD program.
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What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
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